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Old 11-29-2003, 08:18 PM
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Location: Rio Rancho, NM. USA
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'86 W124 blower motor fuse fix

I understand that the blower motor (heater/ac) on the 124 develops an increasing current draw as it ages, blowing the fuse and actually causing a sort of melt-down in the fuse box. Mine has gotten really bad. I have heard that there is a fix for this thru MB, but I think it is simply a bypass of the fusebox and going to an inline fuse with a higher amperage. If I am correct, does anyone know the parts needed to do it, and the procedure? Is this a DIY job?
1996 SL320 97K miles
1996 C220 130k miles
1992 500SEL 170k miles <---sold
1986 300E 216k miles <---sold
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Old 11-30-2003, 02:23 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Monrovia, CA
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The kit number is 924 540 00 99 1086 and contains the
following parts:[list=1][/list=1]
  • 1)Terminal Block, Single Pole 000 540 08069
  • 1) Auxilary Fuse Box 126 540 30 13
  • 1) Bracket 124 545 53 40
  • 1) Cable Strap 000 540 08 69
  • 2) Screw 007985 004123
  • 2) Screw 007981 0042440
  • 2) Washer 912004 004102
  • 1) Fuse Designation Card 124 545 09 00
Back in May I got this reply from Phil at FastLane when I enquired about price and availability:

"Hello Gary,
The kit is special order. $57.50 delivered"

Whether it's a DIY job depends on your level of skill and sense of adventure.

Hope this helps

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